May 2021

Both Ugly and Wrong

By |2021-05-17T16:53:08+00:00May 17th, 2021|Categories: Critique, Persuasion, PRO LIFE, Science|Tags: , , , , , |

Is the RU-486 method of abortion any less cruel or "humane" than other forms of Abortion? Has abortion become safer and safer for women, undermining the point that abortion is dangerous? If abortion becomes increasingly private and less open to the charges of being gruesome and ugly, do these claims hold up to scrutiny? Does Jessica Valenti misunderstand or misrepresent the pro-life position?

January 2021

Does Legal Mean Right?

By |2021-01-25T19:42:36+00:00January 25th, 2021|Categories: Humanity, Persuasion, PRO LIFE, Worldview|Tags: , |

We imagined, in a previous post, our hero woke up one morning having forgotten everything about human interactions. This isn’t a problem as long as our hero is alone, but we quickly discovered it is almost impossible to avoid crossing paths with other human beings. Every new interaction raises questions about the appropriate response. Add [...]

November 2020

Vote Pro-Choice, Save Babies?

By |2020-11-12T18:03:10+00:00November 12th, 2020|Categories: Critique, Laws, Persuasion, PRO LIFE|Tags: , , , , , |

During the 2020 election, a new argument made the rounds on social media, attacking pro-lifers for their political activism. The argument (which is more of an assertion) takes many forms, but it is essentially this: Because abortion rates decline when a Democratic President holds office (or, more broadly, when the Democratic Party holds any type [...]

Back to Basics

By |2021-01-25T19:36:44+00:00November 4th, 2020|Categories: Humanity, Persuasion, PRO LIFE, Worldview|Tags: |

Imagine our hero wakes up one morning and everything about the way we live our lives is suddenly mysterious. Every understanding of social contracts, personal rights, community responsibilities, etc., slipped from his mind as he slept. He launches into the world with the whole of human relationships existing as a country to be newly discovered. [...]

August 2020

Should Pro-lifers Be Pro-Birth Control?

By |2020-08-06T17:33:07+00:00August 6th, 2020|Categories: Critique, Persuasion, PRO LIFE|Tags: , , , |

Should Pro-lifers Be Pro-Birth Control? An objection becoming more and more common in street level discourse surrounding abortion involves the alleged unwillingness of pro-life advocates to promote access to birth control programs intended to lower the rate of unplanned pregnancies, and by extension, the abortion rate. I first came across this objection several years ago [...]

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